The Shell fuel that’s been developed by a consortium of German carmakers has been a top contender for the next-generation fuel that will power electric cars for decades.
And it’s being pushed by Shell and Tesla, which has teamed up to launch a partnership called Shell Fusion that aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 70 percent from diesel vehicles by 2030.
The consortium, Shell Fusion, is also working on an electric vehicle fuel that could reduce CO 2 emissions by 60 percent.
But what if you want to go electric too?
That’s the idea behind Shell Fuel.
And that idea isn’t just a pipe dream.
“The idea is to build a new type of fuel that is better than the traditional fuel we’ve used for a long time,” says Richard Grosse, a Shell Oil analyst.
“And to do that, we have to develop the technology to create a better fuel.”
And while that’s an exciting step forward for the industry, there are also questions about the viability of the technology.
“We’ve seen a lot of companies go from zero-emission to 100-percent renewable energy,” says Mark Jansen, the vice president of energy and environmental policy at the environmental advocacy group 350.org.
“That’s really an exciting technology, but it’s not the kind of thing you can build in your backyard.
You need a very large-scale commercialization and production capability.”
But for those who are curious about the possibilities of this new fuel, here’s what you need to know.
What is Shell Fuel?
“Shell Fuel” is the name of a new hybrid fuel that aims at using “tandem” technology to produce an “oil” that’s both more efficient and cleaner than conventional diesel fuel.
The technology, which is being developed by the Shell Oil Group, is called “Shell Fusion.”
The Shell Fuel Will Be Available to Electric Vehicles in 2026 The fuel will be available to electric vehicles in 2027, according to Shell.
It will use a technology that is being called “tethering” technology.
In the tethering system, the fuel is pumped into the engine of an electric car, which in turn gets pumped into a battery.
The fuel gets compressed, and it is then sent to a separator, where it is blended with gasoline.
The gas is then piped to a vehicle, where the fuel, which will be about a third lighter than diesel, is mixed with diesel to produce a gasoline-based fuel.
This is what is known as the hybrid system.
What About the Environmental Impact?
“It’s a technology,” Jansen says.
“It can be used in the electric vehicle, it can be in the hybrid, or it can also be used for regular diesel.”
But the major concern is the environmental impact of the system.
Jansen points to the example of coal-fired power plants, which are known to be a major contributor to global warming.
And while the new fuel will not be emitted by burning coal, the “tens of billions of tons of carbon dioxide a year” will remain in the atmosphere, he says.
Shell says the technology will reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by about 40 percent compared to conventional diesel, and the company is committed to reducing carbon emissions.
Why Are There So Many Electric Cars Now?
The answer is that electric cars have been a long way off the grid for decades, says Jansen.
In fact, the number of electric cars in the United States has fallen to a low point of just 7.8 million vehicles, according a new report by the Energy Information Administration.
And in a 2014 report by McKinsey & Co., the automotive industry predicted that electric vehicle sales in the U.S. would fall to just 1.4 million by 2035.
“There’s not a lot to say, really,” says Jagen.
“People don’t like to admit it, but we’re the world’s biggest market for electric cars.”
And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Jagen says that EVs have been the industry’s most popular vehicle in the last decade.
But EVs still account for less than 1 percent of all new cars sold in the country, and they’re still far behind gas-powered vehicles.
“What we’re seeing now is a significant shift in the way people want to consume their cars,” says John Levett, CEO of EVWorks.
“If you can’t buy a Tesla, you’re going to buy a Honda Fit.
If you can buy a Porsche, you are going to be buying an EV.”
And if you’re already driving an electric-powered vehicle, you’ll have to wait for a more mainstream vehicle that will take advantage of the new technology.
What Does the Future Hold for Shell Fusion?
“We believe that it will have a significant impact on the electric car market in 2029 and beyond,” says Grosse.
“As the market evolves, we